Pashu Palan Mela of Vet Varsity starts on September 23

LUDHIANA: The Pashu Palan Mela of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana will be a very helpful event for people of all walks of life. dr. Inderjeet Singh, Vice Chancellor, GADVASU, Ludhiana expressed these views on the eve of Pashu Palan Mela, to be held on September 23-24, 2022.

He said that in this mela our theme slogan is ‘Vigiyan da Fado Larh, Sikhran te Jao Charh’ which means ‘With scientific interventions one can reach the top’.

He said that the mela will be a point of attraction for not only the livestock, fisheries, poultry, goat and pig farmers, but also the children, youth, seniors and women as there will be different items on display for different age groups, sections and nature. dr. Singh revealed that while cattle, buffalo, goats and various species including ornamental fish, etc. will be the main attraction for children, the rural scenes of the university will be a special attraction for the city children. He further stated that Pashu Palan Mela will be more helpful to the vocational college students studying animal husbandry and rural culture as they will get more valuable information about the latest interventions in animal husbandry, dairy farming, fisheries, etc.

dr. Parkash Singh Brar, director of Extension Education, said the university’s experts will provide on-site know-how through question-answer session, discussions and practical demonstrations related to maintenance, vaccination and other timely care of small pets such as dogs, cats , etc. The farmers can come and test blood, urine and milk samples from their animals. Test facility is free in the mela. Pet owners also get information about the latest products available on the market now. The College of Fisheries will showcase the latest technologies for freshwater, saltwater fish farming, ornamental fish culture, aquarium fabrication, fish processing and value addition. There will be ornamental fish, aquarium plants and fish products for sale. The housewives who have taken up or assisted in the livestock farming profession independently can also get in touch with the experts from the university to get the latest information about the livestock farming products and their use. It is also a good privilege to taste and get acquainted with the various delectable vegetarian and non-vegetarian delicacies such as sweetened and salted lassi, flavored milk, ice cream, mozzarella, sweets, whey drink, paneer, milk cake, Dhoda barfi, prepared by College of Dairy Science & Technology. Meat patties, various kinds of meat pickles, meat cutlets, meat nuggets, chicken momos, sausages from the Department of Livestock Products Technology will be the additional attractions in this mela. He said that we are not only working on adding value, but that our experiments are underway to develop healthy foods that are low in fat and low in sugar. The university has made agreements to create awareness about synthetic milk and there will be demonstrations on quality evaluation. A milk test kit has been developed by the College of Dairy Science and technology will also be available to consumers.

dr. Brar revealed that the exhibition showcasing the latest animal husbandry interventions will also be very helpful to the state’s unemployed youth and fringe farmers who are especially interested in setting up their own livestock business with minimal financial resources. The financial institutions such as banks, insurers and experts of the university will provide them with knowledge. The food processing machines will also be on display at the Mela to educate the masses about the latest technology involved in the preparation of hygienic, fast and good quality food products. It will be beneficial for both a common man and an entrepreneur.

University publications will also be available with information on animal diseases, their recovery measures and information on training to set up new units in livestock farming. The farmers can register their name for the monthly magazine of the university ‘Vigiyanak Pashu Palan’.

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